Citroën has unveiled the ë-Berlingo, the latest version of its MPV that was first introduced in 1996. The new ë-Berlingo features a 100kw (134 bhp) electric motor with up to 192 lb ft of torque. Connected to a 50kWh battery, the ë-Berlingo can achieve up to 174 miles of range from a single charge under WLTP testing.
The new model comes with three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Power, accessible via a special ë-Toggle control that allows the driver to choose the power output that best suits their needs.
To optimise range, ë-Berlingo features a regenerative braking system that is designed to recover energy during braking and deceleration. To enhance energy recovery, the driver simply activates the ‘B’ button on the central console. The battery warranty is eight years or 100,000 miles (for 70 per cent of battery capacity).
Laurence Hansen, Citroën’s Product and Strategy Director, commented: “The electrification of Berlingo responds to two issues, offering sufficient range and making no compromises on practicality, so that our customers can enjoy their activities in all their diversity. New ë-Berlingo brings them an extra dose of serenity in their everyday lives with a seamless and silent drive, the satisfaction of preserving air quality, and a controlled motoring budget.
“These are strong expectations of this type of customer and highly strategic in this segment, as high-volume body types are particularly limited in terms of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. We are proud that Berlingo, the first leisure activity vehicle, ranks among the first to offer this alternative.”
The new Citroën ë-Berlingo will be arriving in UK showrooms in Q4 2021.